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MATCH PREVIEW: Oldham Athletic vs. Tranmere Rovers

2 April 2019

Oldham Athletic take on Tranmere Rovers tonight in the Sky Bet League Two fixture at Boundary Park (7:45pm).

Latics come into the game looking for back-to-back victories against a Tranmere side who are on a roll at the minute.

Head Coach Pete Wild is confident his side can end Tranmere’s winning run when they travel to Boundary Park tonight.

“They're one of the teams that I think are really exciting to watch and break really quickly and have some top players as well.” He said.

“We're going to have to make sure that we remain compact, nullify their threats and exploit them doing what we're good at.

"They can't win every game so it’s up to us to go and stop their run and that's the message from me to the changing room is I want to be the team that stops their run.

"There's always confidence after a win but we've got to make sure we don't get carried away and apply ourselves correctly against what is a very good Tranmere side."

Oldham will be full of confidence once again having dispatched Grimsby Town on Saturday thanks to goals from Chris O’Grady and Callum Lang.

Latics are still without the injured Dan Gardner and Dapo Afolayan is still doubtful with a shoulder injury.

Jose Baxter serves the second of a three-match ban and Wild hinted yesterday that a few squad members are struggling with illness ahead of the game.

A win for Wild’s men tonight could see them climb into 12th place.

Tranmere come into the game looking for their eighth win in a row and have found themselves in a strong position for the playoffs.

A win for the away side tonight would take them into just one point off the automatic places.

Tranmere could be without Luke McCullough who limped off ten minutes into their game against Carlisle on Saturday.

Former Latics player Ishmael Miller still remains on the sidelines for Tranmere.

When the sides met earlier in the season, they played out a 1-1 draw at Prenton Park with Johan Branger-Engone on the scoresheet for Latics that day.

The last time Latics beat Tranmere at Boundary Park was back in February 2012 in a 1-0 win thanks to a penalty scored by Shefki Kuqi.

Oldham Athletic are priced at 6/4 to beat Tranmere Rovers tonight.

Mike Leyland and Roy Butterworth will be on commentary on iFollow Latics for supporters who cannot make the game.

Oldham Athletic supporters in the UK will be able to watch this evening’s match live for £10 via iFollow Latics.

To purchase a match pass for tonight’s match, click here.

Alternatively, supporters can follow the game with live updates on the club’s official Twitter account: @OfficialOAFC.


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